Hatfield McCoy Tournament Coming Soon!

From President Hugh Quinn:

Alright guys, we’ve gotten thru Easy Day, Texas Scramble, Team Points, Member-Member, Split Sixes, Member-Guest, Five-Club Memorial, and both Club Championships.  Now it’s time to get serious and play some golf!

Next up on the TGA Tournament Schedule is the heated annual rivalry between the Hatfields vs. the McCoys.   The dates are October 20 and October 21.  The first round will be on the Championship Course with tee times beginning at 12:30 on Saturday.  The second round is on the Reynolds Course on Sunday with morning tee times beginning at 8:30.

A pairings social will take place on Wednesday, October 17 at 6 pm at Walnut Hall.

For the uninitiated, this event pits one group of players against another in a two-day match play event.  Usually we have about 20+ players on each team.  Each year, new players are assigned to one team or the other.  Returning players stay on the team they were originally assigned.  In the pairings party, teams are put together by the respective captains and then matches are formed.  Each player plays against another individual player in a match play format and each player also has a partner and that team plays against the two opponents.  A point system, same as the CGA Interclub, is used which awards 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.  So in each foursome, there is a total of 6 points available.  Each individual match counts 2 points and the team match counts 2 points.  Handicaps are used.

For the past 3 years, those despicable McCoys have used trickery, deceit, and downright ornery behavior to beat the Hatfields.  The Hatfields are gunnin’ for the McCoys this year so you can expect a shootout at the OK Corral.  The winners get to trash talk all year and the Hatfields have had to listen to that for a long time now so it’s time for a change.

Besides the trash talking, the winners get to eat steak while the losers get burgers and dogs at a post tournament party immediately following play on Sunday in the Clubhouse.

If you are a handicap-only member, you can sign up for this fun, two-day event.  Your entry fee would be $25 plus your green/cart fees.

Any questions, please contact Hatfield Quinn at hjq111@windstream.net or 336 328-6101.

Yearly Tournament Updates

Gift Certificates

Through the Club Championship(s), 24 players have earned at least their 2102 fee back in Gift Certificates.

  • The leader is Tom Birrittieri with $330!
  • Jim Williams ($280) and Jerry Visintine ($270) round out the Top 3 places.
  • 30 members have earned at least $100 in Gift Certificates
  • 70 members have cashed for at least $20 so far this year.

Points Earned

Tom Birrittieri is also atop the Points List with 47 Points to date.

  • The Top 10 have earned at least 30 Points, with the Top 30 at 16 Points or greater
  • 86 members have participated in at least one event this year – out of 95 Full members.  That represents a participation rate of almost 90% – where are the rest of you!!

There are only two (2) events left this year to try and play your way in to the year-end TGA Players Championship which will consist of the Top 30 (and ties) points earners for the entire year.

Remember that you earn the following points during an event based on your finish within your Flight:

1st Place – 10 Points
2nd Place – 7 Points
3rd Place – 5 Points
4th Place – 2 Points
5th or lower – 1 Point

For the Hatfield and McCoy’s; the winning team members (hopefully the Hatfield’s) will be awarded 10 Points and the losing team members will be awarded 5 Points.

If you have not previously played in this event, sign up and you will be assigned to a team based on the need to balance the rosters.  And remember, once you are assigned to a team – you will be with that team FOREVER!!

Note: It took roughly 30 points each of the past two years to qualify, so be sure to check the Points Summary spreadsheet under Tournament results in the Tournament section of the website  to see where you stand.

There are still lots of points available, so be sure to sign up for the final events to play your way in!

Jim Williams

(p.s. the Secretary will get the various spreadsheets posted as soon as he can)